Running time: 139 mins
Release date(s): May 1, 2007
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Produced by: Avi Arad, Stan Lee, Laura Ziskin, Grant Curtis
Cinematography: Bill Pope
Written by: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko (Comic book) Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Alvin Sargent (Screenplay)
Music by: Christopher Young
Tobey Maguire as Spiderman/Peter Parker
Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson
James Franco as Harry Osbourne/The New Goblin
Thomas Haden Church as Flint Marko / Sandman
Topher Grace as Eddie Brock, Jr. / Venom
Spiderman has always been emotional. Peter Parker is such a lucky man from the beginning. He got nice people around him, becoming his weakness. I want to believe that out of all the super hero created for movie, he’s got the most colorful story. The 2nd Spidey movie focused on the Peter Parker person, and didn’t highlight the alter ego in red suit, while in the 3rd Spidey movie it told us more of Peter’s alter ego, the drama and his human vs. alter ego reasoning.
Although on the 2nd movie, he really had no choice but to reveal his other identity to the girl o his dreams, MJ and it became one of the main issues in the story line. As their love story continues in the 3rd movie, well, it became more complicated and there goes the drama I was talking about.
As for the fight scenes, there are some really interesting routines they’ve shown. My favorite was the New Goblin vs. Peter Parker, the 1st fight scene they had. I love the flying Harry so much…the gadget is so cool, way cooler than the time Green Goblin was using it. On the other had, I didn’t like the final fight scene, the one when the new Goblin arrived to help Spiderman. It was just too long, and it’s as if the only person in trouble is MJ. She is such a weakling. Is it because she’s the person so special to Spiderman? Seriously, I expected more out of her character, being Spiderman’s special girl.
Tobey Maguire was really funny in the dance routine as well.
For Venom to have such brief appearance, I think there would be another Spiderman movie…even though Tobey Maguire mentioned that it will happen only if he thinks they can be able to come up with another good script for a 4th movie.